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.hack//Sign


Alternative Titles

English: .hack//Sign
Japanese: .hack//SIGN

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at Unknown
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.111 (scored by 59,249 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #30852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #596
Members: 123,138
Favorites: 1,145
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Episodes: /26
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Synopsis

A young wavemaster, only known by the alias of Tsukasa, wakes up in an MMORPG called The World, with slight amnesia. He does not know what he has previously done before he woke up. In The World, the Crimson Knights suspects him of being a hacker, as he was seen accompanying a tweaked character in the form of a cat. Unable to log out from the game, he wanders around looking for answers, avoiding the knights and other players he meets along the way.

As Tsukasa explores The World, he stumbles upon a magical item that takes the form of a "guardian," which promises him protection from all harm. Subaru, the leader of the Crimson Knights, along with several other players who became acquainted with Tsukasa, set out to investigate why Tsukasa is unable to log out, and attempt to get to the bottom of the problem before it gets out of hand.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sora
Supporting
Yanaka, Hiroshi
Japanese
Crim
Supporting
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Aura
Supporting
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Helba
Supporting
Touma, Yumi
Japanese
Macha
Supporting

Staff

Kajiura, Yuki
Producer, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Recording Engineer, Music
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer


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"Obsession" by See-Saw

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"Yasashii Yoake (優しい夜明け)" by See-Saw



More reviewsReviews

Jun 21, 2008
Mashu (All reviews)
.Hack//Sign is a single part in the Project .Hack franchise, one that combines novels, manga, TV anime and OVA's to form one grand narrative with characters and events happening not only chronologically, but simultaneously as well. The review below is written from the franchise point of view, and as an standalone anime.

The general consensus of Hack//Sign is that the story's boring, there is almost no action and it doesn't make fast progress. While some of these points are quite true, the story is one of character development and interaction. The viewer learn more about every side character through their interaction with the rest of the read more
Dec 8, 2009
Arowind91 (All reviews)
To the many people who play them, video games, can be a form of escapism from the real world. What could be more stress relieving than diving into a fantasy world where you assume the role of the character in the game? It sounds very tempting but if one should stay too long in the virtual world you could lose yourself in it with no way to return to the real world. In the worst case scenario you may forget which world is real and which is fake.

That is the premise of .Hack//Sign. .Hack//Sign is a part of the .Hack series which surrounds the read more
Oct 22, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

Before SAO, before Log Horizon, there was .hack//Sign. This was the anime that started the "trapped in an MMORPG" craze in anime. Although it is far superior in quality to SAO and Log Horizon, it somehow has an average rating almost 2 full points lower. Allow me to explain why this is a great injustice!

Story and characters: 7/10

The story will no doubt seem familiar at this point, because so many series have ripped off .hack. After a computer virus devastates the internet, a new web system is created and shortly after a massive MMORPG using virtual reality is born as the brain child of a read more
Apr 22, 2010
kanye_west (All reviews)
Okay, well, this anime is kind of awful.

Chronologically, this isn't even the first in the .hack// timeline, because Bandai keeps tacking shit onto this franchise. Anyway, it's basically about what would happen if Shinji Ikari played video games. Tsukasa, the main character, wakes up in The World, the first Virtual Reality MMORPG since some supervirus stomped all over the internet. He can't remember how he got there or who he is, and soon discovers that he can't even log out of the damn game. After running into some douchebags who want to jump his ass for supposedly hacking, he acquires some wacky ass jello bullshit read more

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